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Budget Vote information imageUPDATE
June 8, 2020

As of state legislation passed on June 7, ballots for the school Budget Vote and Board Election can now be counted if mailed in and received by Tuesday, June 16.

Ballots hand-delivered by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 can also be counted. These ballots can be dropped in our ballot box in front of Central Administration during normal business hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

ORIGINAL POST
June 3, 2020

District residents will vote on the $99,778,012 proposed school budget through absentee ballots due to New York State suspending all in-person voting. The proposed budget has a tax levy increase of 1.5%, which is below the state tax cap of 1.62% that applies to East Greenbush for 2020-21. In addition to the school budget, residents will vote on the replacement of eight school buses and three open seats for the Board of Education.

Ballots are due back to the district office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. There will be no in-person voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More Information.

2020-21 Budget Vote and Board Election Ballot

Proposition 1: School Budget

  • Proposed school budget of $99,778,012
  • Tax levy increase of 1.5%, which is below the state tax cap of 1.62%
  • Maintains all programs

Proposition 2: Bus Purchase from Reserve Fund

  • Replacement of eight school buses from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund at a cost of $736,070
  • Purchased from voter-approved reserve fund so there is no impact to taxpayers
  • New York State will reimburse the District for 65.2% the total bus purchase

Board of Education Election

  • Three candidates for three seats on the Board of Education
    • Michael Buono, Kathleen Curtin and Mark Mann are running unopposed

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What Does the Absentee Ballot Look Like?

A sample absentee ballot is shown below. Voters will decide on 1) the proposed school budget 2) bus purchase from Bus Purchase Reserve Fund and 3) three open seats for the Board of Education.

Voters should follow the instructions on the absentee ballot, specifically, make a single cross “X” or a single check “√” in the voting square and do not make any stray marks on the ballot. Please also remember to sign the return envelope in the designated area, otherwise, your ballot will be rendered invalid and it will not be counted.

Ballot for 2020 School Budget Vote and Board Election